Clipping pastures today

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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby kentuckyguy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:35 pm

Looks good Ron

It’s kind of muddy here also. I’m hoping to mow some of the hills here in the next few weeks.

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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:43 pm

kentuckyguy wrote:Looks good Ron

It’s kind of muddy here also. I’m hoping to mow some of the hills here in the next few weeks.


Is some of your farm in Elliott County? I go down US 32 to Isonville. Some of those farms have hills that most people would swear could not be mowed.
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby kentuckyguy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:50 pm

Yep about half is in Elliott

Im about 8-10min from Isonville.

Some of ours are pretty bad. I feel like a need a Valium after I mow the sheep pasture.

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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:51 pm

kentuckyguy wrote:Yep about half is in Elliott

Im about 8-10min from Isonville.

Some of ours are pretty bad. I feel like a need a Valium after I mow the sheep pasture.


:lol: Just don't take it before you mow. Lol
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby ddd75 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:23 pm

it ain't steep unless your a$$ is puckered

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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby ringer » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:08 am

kentuckyguy wrote:Looks good Ron

It’s kind of muddy here also. I’m hoping to mow some of the hills here in the next few weeks.



When you get finished mowing there you can come around the road a few miles and I'll let you mow some strip mines that will make you pucker! :lol:

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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby ddd75 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:52 am

ringer wrote:
kentuckyguy wrote:Looks good Ron

It’s kind of muddy here also. I’m hoping to mow some of the hills here in the next few weeks.



When you get finished mowing there you can come around the road a few miles and I'll let you mow some strip mines that will make you pucker! :lol:



i've ran around grayson a few times on my quad.

i've been on 2 wheels too many times.. i'm on flat land now and i like it. lol

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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby 1982vett » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:03 am

Your right about being green, almost hurts my eyes it’s so vivid.

I’d like to get started knocking down what’s left where in going to pasture drill oats and tidy up the place a bit but it’s so dry and not green. I’ve never had a shredder start a fire and rarely hear of it, but I’m not excited about pressing my luck either.
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby kentuckyguy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:42 pm

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Started on some of the hills today. Looks like rain is coming tomorrow so that will put a hold on things for a few days.

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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:04 pm

kentuckyguy wrote:Image

Started on some of the hills today. Looks like rain is coming tomorrow so that will put a hold on things for a few days.


That is a hill but it does not look "scary" steep. I bet you got some steeper than that?
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby kentuckyguy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:30 pm

I do and that one is much steeper than it looks. It’s hard to capture the steepness of a hill with a photo.

I’ll try to get some looking down it and from the side.

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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:15 pm

kentuckyguy wrote:I do and that one is much steeper than it looks. It’s hard to capture the steepness of a hill with a photo.

I’ll try to get some looking down it and from the side.


Yep. It is. Oddly, when I look at a hill from the side it never looks as steep as it does looking down.

BTW: I mowed pasture today, also.
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby dieselbeef » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:33 am

so I have a question about mowing standing pasture like that....you think clipping the top 6 inches off foot tall is beneficial then...isn't it kind of wasting it til the top browns off. different grasses I know but here bahai wont seed if it gets mowed off.i do mow but not til the top wilt...
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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby M.Magis » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:59 am

My main reason for spraying is to get rid of weeds and keep them from going to seed. Weeds like iron weed, goldenrod, and ragweed are a constant battle. Spraying helps, but never gets them all because of how and when they grow.
With most grasses here, once they go so seed growth pretty much stops. Clipping stimulates more blade growth. The cows should be handlng that part, but they won’t touch grass anywhere near a pile of manure.

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Re: Clipping pastures today

Postby ClinchValley » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:07 pm

Does mowing help thin broomsage?

I've been mowing as i move the animals to new grass. Have been seeing broomsage here and there. Having a thicker stand seems to be helping thin it down. For sure less than last year.

I've decided to mow this year instead of spray. I'm liking what i am seeing. Many species popping their heads up.

By the way Kentuckyguy, your pastures look great.

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